ERIC Number: ED201308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Educational Computing in the Northwest, 1979: Status, and Needs for Information and Assistance.
Edwards, Judith B.
Two surveys were conducted by the Computer Technology Program of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory in the spring of 1979 to obtain information for planning a clearinghouse of computer-based educational materials and a regional program of user support and technical assistance. A postcard questionnaire was sent to all school superintendents in the six states in the region to determine the current status and future plans for computer use in administration and instruction. A more comprehensive study of information and assistance needs was conducted through a survey of teachers who were at least somewhat knowledgeable of or experienced with using computers in instruction. The questionnaire for teachers was composed of six sections: demographic data, computer use, meeting current information and assistance needs, software sources, information needs, and assistance needs. The results of the two surveys are reported with 17 supporting tables. The conclusions include a discussion of availability of computer terminals, uses of computers, current ways of meeting information and assistance needs, and needs for information and assistance. A sample questionnaire and cover letter from each survey are appended. (CHC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.